A Dunedin city
councillor has apologised for a comment at a meeting this
week about "old men with hearing aids" after it was taken as
a personal slight by Dunedin Ratepayers and Householders
Association chairman Syd Adie, and as a slight against those
Dunedin property developer Tim Barnett
has been given consent to build a three-storeyed office and
residential building by the Steamer Basin at the Otago
Harbour, but will have to wait before he can start building.
The New Zealand Historic Places
Trust has rejected criticism it is holding up work on a
planned Mediterranean garden in Dunedin, and says it has not
seen a report on the site, nor has it made a recommendation.